As the summer heats up, it’s time to add some delicious and nutritious salads to your menu. Quinoa is a superfood that is packed with protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make a tasty and refreshing quinoa salad that is perfect for outdoor BBQs, picnics or as a light lunch.
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 large cucumber, diced
- 1 large red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, parsley, and mint.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, and black pepper.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well until everything is evenly coated.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to blend together.
This quinoa salad is not only delicious, but it’s also nutritious! With its high protein content, it’s a great option for vegetarians and vegans. You can also customize this recipe to your liking by adding in your favorite vegetables or herbs. So go ahead and give this tasty and refreshing salad a try this summer!